Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

Important Websites

Public Service Platform

China Electronic Standards Institute (CESI) China RoHS Site

State Administration for Market Regulation

15 March 2022: CESI kicks off the process to add four phthalates to the China RoHS list of hazardous substances and revise GB/T 26572-2011 and SJ/T 11364-2014.

01 Nov 2019: Manufacturer must ensure compliance of EEPs listed in the Catalog as of today. Compliance information must be submitted through the Public Service Platform (see above) and validation received prior to selling these EEPs.

03 July 2019: The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has changed the mark required for the self-declaration method of compliance for EEPs listed in the Catalog. The "SDoC" mark is the revised mark and is available here.

17 May 2019: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the new State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) have finally defined the long-awaited Conformity Assessment System. Two approaches are defined:

  • Voluntary Certification
  • Self-Declaration
New marks (shown above) have also been specified. November 1, 2019 is the date compliance is required, but details are still needed. DCA has produced English translations of the Conformity Assessment System announcement and the two annexes, as well as the Measures for Usage and Administration of Green Product Labeling, which is referenced by the China RoHS 2 Conformity Assessment System. Links to the original Chinese are listed here, and you can purchase the translations here.

To learn more, read the Chemical Watch article, China issues conformity assessment rules for RoHS2.

15 March 2018: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced the first catalog of EEPs that will be subject to restrictions. Nothing has really changed from the previous drafts. Products include:

  1. Refrigerators
  2. Air Conditioners
  3. Washing Machines
  4. Water Heaters
  5. Printers
  6. Copiers
  7. Fax Machines (!)
  8. TV Sets
  9. Monitors
  10. Microcomputers
  11. Cell phones
  12. Telephones

The page includes a file with this list (and more details) as well as a file with a list of allowable exemptions.

DCA now has English translations of both the Catalog and the list of Exemptions for sale.

Visit our China RoHS Documents Page! All the documents you need, clearly organized

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updated March 26, 2022

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